Over the 72 years Active Staffing has been in business, we’ve noticed that things change in December. It’s a busy time of the year but it’s also a time when people slow down to reflect, spend time with friends and family, and perform random acts of kindness.
The holidays change things not just for individuals but also for businesses. For many of our customers, this is the busiest time of the year. It can be stressful, with long hours and seemingly impossible deadlines to meet. The weather can mess up the tightest plans. Even the pressure of coordinating holiday parties or getting out to the many business and social events happening in your community can feel overwhelming.
That’s why we are pausing to share some thoughts about how you and your business can make this holiday season a little easier to enjoy.
Say thank you.
These two simple words, said with sincerity and eye contact, can have a big impact. Remember to thank everyone who crosses your path: the grocery store checker, the UPS delivery person, the dog groomer or telephone CSR. Thank your colleagues, employees and vendors. The holidays are a time for gratitude.
Your Employees are People, Too.
Every individual on your team has family, friends and children, bills to pay, stresses to deal with, obstacles and blessings in their life. It’s easy to take for granted the hard work your employees put in every day in service to your business. Remember to treat them as individuals; they’re people just like you. The holidays are a time for acknowledgement.
Everyone is Doing their Best.
Assume positive intent. Everyone is trying to do their best and get through the day. During the holidays, those days can get long, hectic and exasperating. It’s easy to make mistakes. It’s just as easy to gently correct and forgive. The holidays are a time for grace.
Take your time.
So much to do! So few days in December! Take your time completing every task and step in your work, when driving and rushing around, and as you’re trying to get it all done. Relax. A few deep breaths can calm things down. Making a practice of taking those few deep breaths in 2020 could also be a helpful New Year’s Resolution. The holidays are a time to pause.
This holiday season – and every day of the year – we thank you for your business and confidence you place in Active and our associates to help your business grow.
Whether you celebrate 2019, the winter solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza or the simple wonders of the universe, the Active family wishes you joy and abundance this December and in the year ahead.